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This week, I have learned one of the wonderful benefits of being active at our parish.
I got a call from a friend a little while before our Religious Education classes to ask whether I could drive her kindergarten daughter and fifth grade son home. I agreed, and just assumed that they would mention this to the teachers. They did not.
While the fifth graders teacher wasn’t phased (probably helps that not only are those kids so much older, but Jack is in the class with him), the kindergarten teacher (who didn’t know me) wouldn’t allow me to take the little girl with me. (That’s when I found out that she had not been told about it.) Kudos to her, by the way, for not taking my word on it (nor the girl’s brother, actually). While she apologized later, I told her that it was the right thing to do, so I was not upset at all.
Anyway, she carted the little girl off to the Director of Religious Education and told him that “someone” was claiming that she was supposed to take her home, but she hadn’t been told. At that moment, I got to him as well, and the ensuing exchange cracked me up.
He looked up, saw it was me, and said, “You taking her home?”
“Yep,” I answered.
So, I guess it pays off to be active at the church (and on one of the boards at the parish) for more reasons than one might expect.
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On the way to our van, I pointed out to the fifth grade boy that, “Apparently nobody cares who you go home with.” You know, because he’s a smart and good-natured boy and I knew he would find that amusing.
He’s also the kind of boy who, when I got close to his house and admitted that I had been jealous the first time I went to their house, he asked, “Why?” When I told him it was because their house is just so lovely, he said (without missing a beat and with such sincerity), “I’m sure your house is lovely too.”
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Want to see more information about my cute, decorative quote plate? Go check out the post that I wrote for The Happy Housewife about this plate project!
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Oh my goodness! I was loving the new Honda CR-V commercial featuring Matthew Broderick. But then – I actually saw the entire two and half minute commercial, and now I get sad every time I see the short version because I love the whole thing. If you haven’t seen the whole thing and you like the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you have to check it out:
It was a big money day today! Well…not so much a big money day as a day that I dealt with a lot of money stuff. (A big money day is more fun though.) I managed to both pay our bills (which we do once a month) and do our 2011 taxes (federal and state).
This also meant that we had pizza for dinner. Yum!
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I am starting to get the itch to take a small trip. I’m not necessarily sure we will, but what are some of your favorite places to go in the Midwest?
While all of the kids are reading books on their own, as a family, we started reading Winnie-the-Pooh (from this set) this week. We hadn’t been doing nightly read alouds lately, so it’s nice to get back to it.
We were able to get the set with an Amazon gift card we got from my lovely sister for Christmas. (She’s also the one responsible for us having been able to read this whole set of Little House books. I love that she’s helping us have some wonderful reading times together!)